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BACKGROUND Monitoring hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies (anti-HCV) in long-term dialysis patients is an important issue of public health. The aim of the study is to analyze the prevalence, seroconversion rate, and impact of HCV-positive serological test results on survival. METHODS We studied 6,412 patients starting long-term dialysis therapy reported to(More)
AIM We conducted a randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a support intervention delivered by health professionals to increase the rate and duration of breastfeeding. METHODS A randomized controlled intervention study was conducted in the period 2000-2001 among 605 mothers who had given birth in a public maternity ward located in the(More)
BACKGROUND Concerns about the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are due to the high risk of chronic liver disease and poor treatment efficacy. Synthesizing evidence from multiple data sources is becoming widely used to estimate HCV-infection prevalence. This paper aims to estimate the prevalence of HCV infection, and the hepatic and extrahepatic sequelae in at-risk(More)
Radiological examination of the abdomen is critical to the diagnosis of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). Previous studies on the reproducibility of radiological findings have been limited in size and based only on infants with the disease. We conducted a study among a sample of high-risk infants with and without the diagnosis of NEC: (1) to measure the(More)
Over the last years in the industrialized countries there have been many changes in the number and characteristics of patients starting renal replacement therapy. This review reports the changes that took place in Italy, analyzing the data from the Italian Registry of Dialysis and Transplantation (RIDT), which collects information from all Italian regions(More)
AIMS To evaluate to which extent pregnancies of very short duration (<32 weeks' gestation) are concentrated in level III centers. METHODS Area-based study in the 57 maternity units of the Lazio Region (Italy), years 2003-2004, including: 1012 live births (gestational age 22-31 weeks), 261 fetal losses (22-31 weeks) and 209 induced abortions (22-25 weeks).(More)
BACKGROUND During the last few decades the mean age of subjects on chronic dialysis (CD) significantly increased. The effects of these changes on mortality rates, causes of death, early and long-term predictors for mortality have not yet been clarified. We analysed this issue through a study performed over a period of 12 years. METHODS We studied 8977(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a major complication of cardiac surgery. Our aim was to evaluate, in patients undergoing continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) for cardiac surgery-associated AKI (CS-AKI), prognostic factors related to in-hospital survival and renal function recovery to independence from RRT. METHODS We conducted a(More)
The aim of this study, conducted in the Region of Lazio, Italy, in 2008-2010, was to describe the use, over a one-year period, of health and social care services in a cohort of 712 patients with a diagnosis of dementia. These patients had never previously used such services. We evaluated the association between the patients' sociodemographic and clinical(More)
When inhaled, chlorine is a highly irritating gas that can damage larger airways as well as distal lung structure. We examined the short-term respiratory effects of acute chlorine inhalation during a swimming pool accident. On October 22, 1998, an emission of chlorine vapours occurred in the chlorinating maintenance procedures room of a recreational center(More)